All our Covid updates in relation to fertility treatment can be found below.
In light of the national lockdown introduced in England and Scotland, we want to reassure both current and new patients that all our clinics remain open, fully operational and treatments are continuing as usual with our existing Covid safety measures remaining. We would also like to reassure patients that they can leave home to attend a medical appointment.
If you have any questions, do get in touch with us.
The HFEA has recently updated its advice, now stating that women who are trying to conceive do not need to delay pregnancy or fertility treatment after vaccination. It also advises that, if pregnant, women should discuss with their doctor the risks and benefits of vaccination, balancing COVID-19 infection rates and any underlying health conditions with the lack of safety data of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy.
Most patients will however find that their treatment cycle will be the same, just with the above-mentioned safety measures in place. We may discuss altering your treatment to maximise your safety if you have an underlying medical condition.
For the safety of you, your embryos, and those around you, we would need to pause your treatment until you are well again if you test positive for coronavirus. HFEA guidance states that individuals should wait 28 days after recovering from Covid-19 before resuming or starting treatment.
Clinics are continuing to undertake consent, medical and counselling consultations for new and current patients via Skype or telephone.
If you are an existing patient, please do contact us via the Patient Portal to discuss any concerns you have. If you are looking to start treatment, then please do contact your nearest clinic.
If you are in self-isolation, develop a persistent new cough or a fever, please do not come to the clinic. Contact NHS 111 if you are unsure more guidance is AVAILABLE HERE
HFEA patient information AVAILABLE HERE
UK Government advice is AVAILABLE HERE
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists pregnancy advice is AVAILABLE HERE